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Interfaith Statement to the Plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of COP23 Entitled “To Bonn and Beyond: Act Now with Justice and Peace”, the statement was read by Frances Namoumou, representing the WCC and the Pacific Conference of Churches, to the plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference took place under the presidency of Fiji. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 16 November 2017
Greetings to the 12th meeting of the synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) Greetings of the World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the 12th meeting of the synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) in Bonn, 12 November 2017 General Secretary Message 14 November 2017
COP23 media pack COP23 media pack available from ecumenical groups representing half a billion Christians worldwide. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Background document 05 November 2017
AIDS 2018: WCC-EAA Global Organizing Committee, Terms of Reference The International AIDS Conference will be held in Amsterdam from 23-27 July 2018. The WCC-EAA has started planning for interfaith activities and is looking for a dynamic and committed group of people to make this possible. Normally, this includes planning for a pre-conference, networking zone, interfaith service and encouraging greater involvement of the faith sector in the main conference. If you have time and energy to commit, please see these Terms of Reference for being part of the Global Organizing Committee. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 27 October 2017
Faith Networking Zone - Proposal for workshop Form to submit a proposal for a WCC-EAA workshop in the Faith Networking Zone of ICASA 2017, in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 27 October 2017
Call for Faith Networking Zone workshop proposals - ICASA 2017 The WCC-EAA is hosting a dynamic networking zone in the Global Village of ICASA 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 4-8 December 2017. We are now looking for your suggestions and abstracts for activities, workshops and events to make the Faith Networking Zone a lively, engaging and inspiring space, highlighting the important role of faith-based organizations in the global response to HIV. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 27 October 2017
Invitation to be involved in the WCC-EAA HIV Campaign The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is deeply committed to overcoming HIV, and eliminating AIDS as a public health threat, but it can only make a significant impact through the involvement and commitment of its participating organisations. Therefore, the WCC-EAA now shares a number of opportunities for volunteers to contribute to these goals. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 27 October 2017
Keynote by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Arctic Circle Assembly Keynote address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Arctic Circle Assembly (Reykjavik, 13 October 2017) Member church Lecture - Speech 13 October 2017
World AIDS Day 2017 – Call for Prayers and Reflections for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is seeking prayers and reflections on the rights of children and adolescents living with HIV to have access to prevention, testing, treatment, care and support. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 12 October 2017
Seven prayer services for the Week of Action, 2017 These have been prepared in collaboration with churches in India, and interpret Psalm 23 from ecological, food-justice and migration perspectives. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Liturgical text 12 October 2017
Ecumenical Centre Mobility Guide The World Council of Churches, along with sister organizations in the Ecumenical Centre, is launching a sustainable mobility plan for all employees working at the Ecumenical Centre. After becoming a Blue Community in 2016, the World Council of Churches continues to pursue its commitment to responsible stewardship. This mobility guide contains tips and links to show why Geneva is the perfect place for experimenting with ways to commute differently. WCC Programmes Background document 28 September 2017
On the occasion of Finn Church Aid marking 70 years Sermon given by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 27 September 2017, as Finn Church Aid celebrate 70 years. General Secretary Sermon 27 September 2017
Action Alert: Become a Champion for Children The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is looking for Religious Leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations who are willing to become Champions for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV! WCC Programmes Advocacy report 29 June 2017
Call to Action: Act now for children and adolescents living with HIV Through this Call to Action, religious leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations remind governments of their commitments agreed in the June 2016 United Nations’ Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that there should be “special emphasis on providing 1.6 million children (0-14 years of age) with antiretroviral therapy by 2018,” while also committing themselves to act for children living with HIV and tuberculosis. WCC Programmes Declaration of faith 15 June 2017
Communiqué of the Executive of the Joint Working Group, 27 April 2017 Communiqué issued on 27 April, where the group stresses that migration and peace-building in situations of violence are the two burning issues that the JWG wants to address more specifically during its present mandate. WCC Commisions Message 27 April 2017
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre during "Seven weeks for water" Lenten campaign 2017 Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary, World Council of Churches, at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, during Ecumenical Water Network's Lenten campaign "Seven weeks for water", 20 March 2017 General Secretary Sermon 20 March 2017
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water”, 2017 Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches at the Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” on 1 March 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia General Secretary Sermon 01 March 2017
A moment of truth in Davos: Address inequality now The 2017 World Economic Forum has to some extent had a moment of truth: Economic globalization has created many problems and even conflicts that are now worrying for “the state of the world”. General Secretary Message 20 January 2017
Live the Promise HIV Campaign update December 2016 An update on 2016 activities and ongoing actions for the Live the Promise HIV campaign. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 21 December 2016
Statement on agenda item 6 on intellectual property and access to HIV treatment Statement on agenda Item 6 on intellectual property and access to HIV treatment at the 39th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, 7 December 2016. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 07 December 2016
Intervention by the World Council of Churches - Ecumenical advocacy Alliance Intervention by the World Council of Churches - Ecumenical advocacy Alliance at the 39th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board meeting, 6 December, 2016 WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 07 December 2016
World AIDS Day 2016 Prayer Service This liturgy was prepared for World AIDS Day 2016, in connection with the launch of the campaign "Leading by Example: Religious Leaders and HIV Testing". WCC Programmes Liturgical song - music 07 December 2016
WCC statement on climate justice Statement on Climate Justice by the WCC executive committee, meeting in Nanjing, China, 17-23 November 2016 Executive committee Statement: public statement 25 November 2016
2016 Prayer Service for Churches Week of Action on Food This liturgy prepared for the 2016 Churches Week of Action on Food and World Food Day (16 October) can be used throughout the year to reflect on God's gift of creation and celebrate all who are responsible for the food we have. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Liturgical text 14 October 2016
The Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity” Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches at the Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity”, on 11 October 2016. WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 12 October 2016
10 Commandments of Food: Advocacy Tools for Congregations This guide helps individuals and groups to look in-depth into each commandment and to read it through the lens of the Bible in the current context. It opens discussions to help communities take specific steps to make a difference in people's lives. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 03 October 2016
Ten Commandments of Food Developed by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the WCC- Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance's Food for Life Campaign Strategy Group, these ten commandments address the existential challenge of hunger and inequity in an innovative and spiritually engaging manner. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 30 September 2016
Communiqué of the JWG Plenary Meeting 2016 With its 2016 plenary meeting, the Joint Working Group between the WCC and the Roman Catholic Church (JWG) returned to the Ecumenical Institute at the Château de Bossey near Geneva, where the first meeting of the group was held in 1965. Joint Working Group Statement: public statement 17 September 2016
Pentecostal World Conference, address by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke during the opening day of the 24th Pentecostal World Conference, in São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 September 2016. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 09 September 2016
Churches Recommit to Accelerate HIV Response With this letter issued at its Central Committee meeting in Trondheim, the WCC reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Central Committee Pastoral letter 28 June 2016
Creation Is Not For Sale Climate Change speech in Wittenberg General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 June 2016
Water in a sustainable future Statement from the 11th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 14 June 2016
David Barstow, EMPACT Africa on stigma and discrimination Intervention by David Barstow, EMPACT Africa, on the UN Panel on Stigma and Discrimination, during the United Nations High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. Other ecumenical bodies Lecture - Speech 09 June 2016
Call to Action from Faith Communities At an interfaith prayer service on the eve of a UN High Level Meeting on AIDS, people from diverse faith communities issued a call to action to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 07 June 2016
Solidarity with workers in Iceland In a letter to the Bishop of Iceland, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed the solidarity of the ecumenical fellowship with Iceland protests against taxation that serves the already affluent. General Secretary Statement: letter 14 April 2016
Manifesto on an ecological reformation of all Christian traditions Gathering at the Academy of Volos, in March 2016, participants stressed the concern that an ecological reformation of Christianity is possible, but can remain authentic only if it stays in the Spirit and is expressed in the form of a humble prayer... Other ecumenical bodies Statement: public statement 07 April 2016
Letter to WCC general secretary from Hieronymos, Archbishop of Athens, addressing the refugee crisis Greece’s people are exhausted from years of economic crisis and the Orthodox church head there is pleading with the European Union to reconsider its decision to limit the refugees it is accepting.Archbishop Hieronymos wrote his impassioned letter for help to the general secretary of the WCC, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, appealing to international churches and the global community. Member church Incoming letter 31 March 2016
Dignity, freedom and grace, Christian perspectives on HIV and AIDS Speech given by Dr Gillian Paterson at the WCC-EAA launch of the Dignity, freedom and grace, 10 March 2016. WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 17 March 2016
WCC-EAA statement at the Human Rights Council Presented by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance to the HRC Panel Session on Human Rights and HIV. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 09 March 2016
The role of religion in sustainable development and peace Speech given by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at Partners for Change: Religions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 17 February 2016. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 February 2016
Launch of Seven Weeks for Water 2016 Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem General Secretary Sermon 10 February 2016
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance newsletter, February 2016 This newsletter provides an update on the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an initiative of the WCC, and its campaigns: Live the Promise HIV Campaign and Food for Life Campaign. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 04 February 2016
Caring for Our Common Home: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Concern Comments on the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis: The encyclical – earth as common home General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 January 2016
Child-friendly Version CRC General Comment Right to Health The goal of this workbook is not to but to be an interactive tool through which children can be guided in their discussions prior to embarking on advocacy initiatives. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2016
COP21 High Level Dialogue An address by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on behalf of Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations climate summit in Paris. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 08 December 2015
Ecumenical Prayer for the Preservation of Creation Order of service for the ecumenical celebration held at Notre Dame de Paris during the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Other ecumenical bodies Liturgical text 03 December 2015
COP21, sermon by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Read during the Ecumenical Prayer for the Preservation of Creation at Notre Dame de Paris. Member church Sermon 03 December 2015
An Interfaith Call for Justice and Compassion in Finance Statement by participants of a Workshop on Faith and Finance reflecting upon the role of money and finance in the current economic and social order from their perspectives as Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 29 November 2015
2015 World AIDS Day Service World AIDS Day is Dec. 1 each year. This service helps us remember people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and people living with HIV; a time to give thanks for progress that has been made and to reflect on what still needs to be done. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Liturgical text 17 November 2015
Statement on UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, December 2015 The WCC Executive Committee states that, sfter more than 20 years of UN negotiations, COP21 has to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. Executive committee Statement: public statement 14 November 2015
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance Newsletter, October 2015 This newsletter provides an update on the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance as an initiative of the World Council of Churches, with updates on activities in the Live the Promise HIV Campaign and the Food for Life Campaign. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 02 November 2015
I am here, I belong Stateless children are born into a world in which they will face a lifetime of discrimination; their status profoundly affects their ability to learn and grow, and to fulfil their ambitions and dreams for the future. WCC Programmes Report 01 November 2015
Statement from religious leaders for the upcoming COP21 Statement of Faith and Spiritual Leaders on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 in Paris in December 2015. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 19 October 2015
Speech for the public event in Lengerich Germany Speech for the public event in Lengerich, Germany, delivered by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 October 2015
Channels of Hope - impact case study Learning from the implementation of Channels of Hope for Child Protection in Malawi. WCC Programmes Study document 06 October 2015
Prayers related to SDG6 Water and Sanitation These materials were prepared by the Student Christian Movement India (SCMI) and first published by the WCC's Ecumenical Water Network (EWN). WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 September 2015
Prayer for Everyone, Ecumenical Centre, September 2015 A special service organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated prayers to the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 September 2015
Liturgy 2015 Churches' Week of Action on Food This order of worship has been prepared by the World Council of Churches for the 2015 Churches' Week of Action on Food. It can be adapted as appropriate, with credit given to the source. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Liturgical text 21 September 2015
Greetings for Flensburg and Brekklum Greetings from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit for Flensburg and Brekklum events. climate justice initiatives. General Secretary Message 17 September 2015
Action Guide: Churches' Week of Action on Food A 6-page guide for the week with a page you can modify to add specific actions or resources for your region or context. WCC Programmes Background document 11 September 2015
Learning from the Implementation of Channels of Hope for Child Protection in Malawi CoH CP is a World Vision project model that motivates and builds capacity in faith leaders and faith communities to engage with key child protection issues. WCC Programmes Response to study document 01 September 2015
Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith issued from seminar in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 17-20 August 2015. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 24 August 2015
Congratulations to LCC Letter of congratulations to the Liberian Council of Churches on recieving distinction of “Commander, Order of the Star of Africa” by the Liberian government. General Secretary Statement: letter 10 July 2015
50th anniversary of the JWG Greetings by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the 50th anniversary of the Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 June 2015
Statement on the Encyclical Laudato Si’ Statement by the WCC general secretary on the Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si’" of Pope Francis on care for our common home General Secretary Statement: public statement 18 June 2015
Symposium: Growing up in Conflict Introductory brochure for the Symposium, Growing up in Conflict: The impact on children’s mental health and well-being, convened by UNICEF, in partnership with the Government of the Netherlands, on 26-28 May 2015 in The Hague. WCC Programmes Background document 26 May 2015
Climate Change - The policy of the national investing bodies of the Church of England The central conclusions of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, published in 2013-2014, are that climate change is occurring and that human activity, particularly through the emission of carbon dioxide, is very likely to be the dominant cause. WCC Programmes Policy document 30 April 2015
Ending extreme poverty: A moral and spiritual imperative Over 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organizations today launched a clarion call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030, a goal shared by the World Bank Group. General Secretary Statement: public statement 09 April 2015
Order of Service World Water Day 2015 The Ecumenical Water Network is in the midst of its Lenten campaign – the Seven Weeks for Water. The prayers this morning are dedicated to those millions of people who are deprived of enjoying the wonderful gift of God and the cradle of life - water. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 March 2015
EWN reflections at morning prayer Water has a deep spiritual significance in most religions. Particularly so when it comes to the Christian faith. There are numerous instances of water mentioned in the Bible. It begins with water in Genesis and it ends with Revelation... WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 March 2015
Right to Hope Presentation on “The adverse impacts of climate change on States’ efforts progressively to realize the right to food, and policies, lessons learned and good practices” – Human Rights Council, Geneva, 2015. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 06 March 2015
Call to prayer related to SDG1 End Poverty (from the 2015 WCC Ecumenical Education and Formation Commission meeting) WCC Programmes Liturgical text 26 February 2015
Why Sustainable Energy Matters to Children Access to energy is strongly associated with human and economic development and plays a key role in poverty reduction. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2015
UNICEF Messages on Climate Change and Children Climate change has been identified as the defining issue of our time. What does this mean for the children in our world? WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2015
The Children's Good Treatment Campaign Promote lasting change for children by training and engaging adults and children. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2015
Doorsteps Report A Christian response to children and vulnerable families in Oxfordshire, UK, published by the registered charity Viva. Other ecumenical bodies Background document 01 January 2015
Growing Up in Conflict Securing Children’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing in the Context of Escalating Conflicts around the World. WCC Programmes Background document 31 December 2014
Economy of Life, An Invitation to Theological Reflection and Action This document addresses churches, church communities, ecumenical organizations, theological faculties, seminaries and partners around the globe with an invitation to more intensive theological reflection and action on the Economy of Life. WCC Programmes Message 28 November 2014
Theological Reflection on Economy of Life Rev. Dr Hyunju Bae (Busan Presbyterian University and WCC Central Committee member) offers a Theological Reflection on Economy of Life during the Plenary on Economic Justice at the WCC central committee meetings in Geneva in 2014. WCC Programmes Sermon 28 November 2014
A Bible Study Guide for the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC To accompany the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC, the bible study guide uses Old and New Testament texts, from Genesis 41 to Luke 8, to shed light on the greed line and to reflect on the questions: What is greed? Why is greed pervasive? WCC Programmes Study document 28 November 2014
The Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC Responding to the enduring spiritual, structural and cultural problem of greed, the document summarizes the discussions of the WCC's Greed Line Study Group. WCC Programmes Report 28 November 2014
Economy of Life for All Now: An Ecumenical Action Plan for a New International Financial and Economic Architecture The document outlines action areas for churches in tackling public finance and debt, regulation of the financial sector and global economic governance with the aim of realizing ethical, democratic, just and sustainable financial and economic systems. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Policy document 28 November 2014
Speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly 2014 WCC general secretray's speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly held from 21-24 October 2014 in Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 22 October 2014
Interfaith statement on climate change The statement produced at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change 2014, presented to the deputy-secretary general of the UN, Jan Eliasson. The Interfaith Summit on Climate Change was hosted by the WCC and Religions for Peace in New York. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 21 September 2014
The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today Keynote speech: The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today By Prof. Isabel Apawo Phiri, Associate General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, World Council of Churches (WCC) at the international symposium on “Christian Responses to Global Health and Development” - 50 years after “Tübingen I” German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM) 26 - 29 June 2014 WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 18 July 2014
A call to health and healing: Declaration Tübingen III A call to health and healing - Declaration Tübingen III from the participants of the Symposium “Christian Responses to Health and Development” held at the German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM), Tübingen, Germany, from 26 – 28 June 2014. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 17 July 2014
Report of the Finance Policy Committee In recommending financial policies, the committee has aimed to ensure that the principles bear witness to our values of stewardship, accountability and economy of life, so that the policies may help us live out the pilgrimage of justice and peace. Central Committee Report 08 July 2014
Water crisis in Palestine Statement of the Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches, Jerusalem, June, 2014. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 18 June 2014
The Message from Mainz – German Ecumenical Assembly 2014 ”The Future We Want – Life, not Destruction” Other ecumenical bodies Message 05 May 2014
Greetings to the Ecumenical Assembly 2014 in Mainz WCC general secretary's greetings to the Ecumenical Assembly 2014 in Mainz, Germany, held from 30 April to 4 May, addressing the theme “The future we desire – Life not destruction”. General Secretary Message 05 May 2014
EWN at the 10th WCC Assembly - A Report The EWN participated in the WCC 10th Assembly in 2013 to share its achievements and struggles in fulfilling the mandate given to it in the previous assembly. WCC Programmes Report 12 February 2014
Ecumenical Conversations Report Reports, Affirmations and Challenges from the Ecumenical Conversations at the WCC 10th Assembly Assembly Report 10 February 2014
Creating Safe Environments for Children. A Toolkit for Safeguarding Children and Protecting them from Harm A Toolkit for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2014
Dr Kang Moon-Kyu Condolence letter to the widow of Dr Kang Moon-Kyu, an outstanding ecumenical leader and a former president of the World Council of Churches General Secretary Tribute 18 December 2013
Statement affirming the Christian presence and witness in the Middle East Adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee. Assembly Statement: public statement 08 November 2013
Minute on Climate Justice Adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee. Assembly Statement: minute 08 November 2013
Statement on the Way of Just Peace The Statement on the Way of Just Peace was adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee. Assembly Statement: public statement 08 November 2013
Seeds for Life Scaling up Agro-Biodiversity. Jointly published by the EAA, The Gaia Foundation, The African Biodiversity Network. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Study document 31 October 2013
Climate refugees People Displaced by Climate Change and the Role of the Churches: A co-publication of Brot für die Welt, the Pacific Conference of Churches and the World Council of Churches. WCC Programmes Report 11 October 2013
Prayer of renewal and blessing, related to SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production From Hallelujah! (AWPC © 2013 WCC) WCC Programmes Liturgical text 01 October 2013
EWN statement from Berlin consultation The statement "God, lead us to abundant life and peace through water justice" reflecting outcomes of discussions among participants at the strategic consultation of the Ecumenical Water Network held in Berlin, Germany from 10 to12 June 2013 WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 18 July 2013
Struggles for Justice in an Ambiguous World Bible study on 1 Kings 21:1-22 by Sarojini Nadar for the WCC Assembly, 6 November 2013: The story of Naboth’s vineyard challenges the concept of justice in our society. It introduces God’s justice for the affirmation of life, a measure beyond the economic logic of King Ahab in the name of efficiency and productivity. The text can also guide us in dealing with current issues of injustice in the global market and in discerning how to live out God’s justice to safeguard life. Assembly S 15 July 2013
Do Just This – Protect Life! Bible study on Genesis 2:4b-17 by Jione Havea for the WCC Assembly, 31 October 2013: The God of life created human beings from the earth with God’s breath of life. The very nature of human life is in connection with God and creation. God entrusted us with the mission to look after the garden of life and forbad us to eat the fruits that tempt us to be like the Almighty God. The opening Bible study is a reflection on the nature of life and how to celebrate, sustain and affirm it in relation to the theme of the assembly. Diverse contextual readings of the text are possible. Assembly S 15 July 2013
Greetings to the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly in Berlin Speech of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly in Berlin, Germany on 1 July addressing the theme “Diaconia – Healing and Wholeness for the World”. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 02 July 2013
The Role of Religion in our Work for Peace and Justice Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, at the United Nations conference on opportunities and challenges for the 21st century General Secretary Lecture - Speech 03 June 2013
Morning prayer on Earth Day 2013 Order of service created for morning prayer at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on Monday, 22 April 2013 WCC Programmes 22 April 2013
Climate Change - Children’s challenge The cost of inaction will place a great economic burden on future generations. Children will bear the higher costs of not taking action today. Published by UNICEF. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2013
Child Friendly Churches Aims Aims to empower local churches to transform their local congregations and communities in favour of children. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2013
Child Friendly Churches Child Friendly Churches is a strategy to empower local churches to transform their local congregations and communities in favour of children. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2013
Intercessions related to SDG1 End Poverty (AWPC © 2012 WCC) WCC Programmes Liturgical text 31 December 2012
Statement to COP18 / UN Climate Change Conference Doha On 7 December at the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), while no agreement has been reached, the World Council of Churches (WCC) delivered a statement to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. The WCC statement delivered to the plenary stressed that “Climate change is happening! It is imperative to act now without more delays in view of the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of climate change.” The statement was read by Metropolitan Seraphim of Zimbabwe, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. WCC Programmes S 07 December 2012
CEC-WCC open letter to the European Union Joint letter by the general secretaries of the WCC and the Conference of European Churches to the European Union about the situation in Greece. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 21 November 2012
São Paulo Statement: International Financial Transformation for the Economy of Life The WCC, WCRC and Council for World Mission (CWM) convened the Global Ecumenical Conference on a New Financial and Economic Architecture to engage diverse proponents, set criteria and framework and develop a plan of action and milestones towards constructing just, caring and sustainable global financial and economic structures. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 05 October 2012
Indigenous theologians' reflections on the WCC 10th Assembly theme Reflections of theologians representing the Ao and Chang Naga, Aymara, Igorot, Maori, Maya, Mizo, Quecha, Santal, and Turtle Island, who met at Yu-Shan Theological College and Seminary, Hualien, Taiwan from 17-29 September 2012. WCC Programmes Study document 29 September 2012
VIII. Statement on the financial crisis Statement on the current financial and economic crisis, with a focus on Greece, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee. Central Committee S 04 September 2012
Prayers related to SDG7 Sustainable Energy 1 September to 4 October is Time for Creation. As 2012 was the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the WCC collected some thematic prayers on this theme. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 01 September 2012
Background paper on a New International Financial Architecture FINANCIAL SERVICES, ECONOMIC NEEDS AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE A background paper by Barry Herman WCC Programmes B 29 August 2012
Economy of Life, Justice, and Peace for All: A Call to Action As a follow-up to the Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process, which concluded with the AGAPE Call presented at the WCC 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre in 2006, the WCC initiated a programme focused on eradicating poverty, challenging wealth accumulation and safeguarding ecological integrity based on the understanding that Poverty, Wealth and Ecology are integrally related. The AGAPE Call to Action is the result of a six-year process of consultations and regional studies. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 19 July 2012
WCC general secretary's message for Rio+20 WCC general secretary's message to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and Peoples’ Summit General Secretary Message 13 June 2012
Theological Perspectives on Diakonia in 21st Century From the Conference jointly organized by Justice and Diakonia, Just and Inclusive Communities, and Mission and Evangelism programmes of the World Council of Churches in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2-6, 2012 WCC Programmes R 06 June 2012
Pentecost message 2012 Message of the presidents of the World Council of Churches at Pentecost 2012 WCC Presidents M 16 May 2012
Reflection by Jørgen Thomsen, DanChurchAid, at WCC Round Table Meeting 2012 "God of life – lead us to Justice and Peace" Reflection for Prayer at WCC Round Table Meeting , 10 May 2012 Other ecumenical bodies L 10 May 2012
Statement to COP17 / UN Climate Change Conference Durban Since COP1, year after year, the World Council of Churches have spoken on behalf of hundreds of churches, church based organisations, ecumenical movements, and faith based movements throughout the world, that work daily with communities whose lives and livelihoods are severely affected by climate change. WCC Programmes S 09 December 2011
Ecumenical Solidarity Visit to the Ivory Coast From 28 November to 4 December 2011 an ecumenical delegation visited the Ivory Coast to meet with the churches and representatives of civil society in the country on the initiative of four international church organizations. WCC Programmes M 04 December 2011
Statement ahead of COP17 in Durban 2011 Ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, 28 November - 10 December 2011 (UNFCCC COP17), the WCC general secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse-Tveit, reiterates the WCC call for climate justice. General Secretary Statement: public statement 23 November 2011
AGAPE Consultation: There's a new world in the making This document arises from the North American consultation on poverty, wealth and ecology sponsored by the World Council of Churches and held in Calgary, Alberta from 6 to 11 November 2011. This consultation that included representatives from Christian confessions in Canada and the United States of America along with representatives from other ecumenical organizations and local and global ecumenical partners took place at a time of deep global financial crisis and people’s resistance around the world. It is directed to the World Council of Churches, its member churches and partner organizations and all who share in the ideals and goals of this conference. WCC Programmes M 11 November 2011
Forest: Our good neighbour Believing that the Earth and everything in it belongs to the Lord implies that all of creation lies at the heart of God. In these times of violent crisis of eco-systems we confess that all of creation is groaning for liberation and these cries are the loudest from forests and forest communities. As the participants of the international conference on Forests: Our Good Neighbour held at the CSI Synod Centre, Chennai from the 24th to the 26th of October 2011 affirm that eco-justice ministries forms an integral part of the mission of the church. We are called to witness in the context of deforestation, global warming, pollution, natural resource depletion; species extinctions and habitat destructions that are affecting the whole community of creation especially forest communities. WCC Programmes S 26 October 2011
Call for action by Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights The Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights is an informal group of faith-based NGOs that gathered to reaffirm the responsibility of each faith and spiritual tradition to care for the environment and play a role in addressing climate change and its impact on the human rights of the world's population. WCC Programmes 20 September 2011
One church, one climate, one love Brief report from the meeting of the WCC's Working Group on Care for Creation and Climate Justice Kingston, Jamaica, 15-17 May 2011 WCC Programmes 12 July 2011
IEPC common prayers for justice in the marketplace From the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, held in Kingston, Jamaica 17 to 25 May 2011. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 21 May 2011
Climate Justice and Human Rights Presentation on Climate Justice and Human Rights by Theodor Rathgeber at the meeting of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change held immediately before the IEPC in Kingston. WCC Programmes L 17 May 2011
Ending Corporal Punishment of Children- a handbook for working with and within religious communities The handbook refers to examples of religious texts which have been used to justify corporal punishment, but a detailed, scholarly commentary on the different scriptures and religious texts relating to corporal punishment is beyond its scope. WCC Programmes Background document 01 May 2011
NGO letter to Human Rights Council members Letter by non-governmental organizations concerned with the HRC's Action on Climate Change WCC Programmes Statement: letter 01 March 2011
Minute on Strengthening the Ecumenical Response to HIV/AIDS The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Minute on Strengthening the Ecumenical Response to HIV/AIDS. Central Committee S 23 February 2011
EHAIA Impact Assessment, 2002-2009 Is it possible to document the impact of a regional initiative that covers the whole of sub-Saharan Africa? It is certainly a challenge, but this publication shows that the ten-year existence of the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA) has changed the scene. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 02 January 2011
How to Defend Child Rights Affected by Climate Change This education pack is a teacher’s and/or (peer) facilitator’s guide for in-school and extracurricular exploration and action activities in industrialized countries on the issue of climate change and its impact on child rights. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2011
Developing Child Friendly Churches Resource Pack Keeping children safe. A Quality Improvement System for Child Protection. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2011
Christmas for the HIV positive, affected and at-risk The author of this Christmas piece, the Rev. Canon Dr Gideon B. Byamugisha, came to know of his HIV positive status in 1992 after losing his dear wife, Kellen, to an abrupt pneumonia linked to HIV. Currently he is goodwill ambassador on HIV & AIDS (Christian Aid) and scholar-in-residence at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK. WCC Programmes Message 21 December 2010
Women Respond to the Kairos Palestine Document Thirty women gathered in Bethlehem on 13-18 December 2010 to celebrate the first anniversary of the «Kairos Palestine» document on the quest for peace and human rights in Palestine and Israel. The gathering also reflected theologically on the content of the text. Participants came from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Latin America and Australia. WCC Programmes Message 18 December 2010
Why are the churches at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Cancun? Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 13 December 2010
Statement to COP16 / UN Climate Conference Cancun Statement from the World Council of Churches to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 16th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP16 to the UNFCCC 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties - CMP6 to the Kyoto Protocol Cancun - Mexico Friday, 10 December 2010 WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 10 December 2010
Inter-religious celebration COP16 Members of the WCC delegation attending the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 16) in Cancun, together with other delegates and members of local parishes, participated at an inter-religious celebration organized by Caritas Mexico and the WCC. The event was held on Saturday 4 December 2010 at the Church of the Risen Christ in Cancun and took as its motto «United in prayer: United for the creation that needs us». WCC Programmes 04 December 2010
European Youth Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology In response to the call to raise the voice of young people on climate justice, the young delegates of a WCC-CEC consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology, representing young Christians in Europe through the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe, World Student Christian Federation Europe Region and SYNDESMOS, the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth, presented the following contribution to be taken into account in the process of the global ecumenical AGAPE consultation. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 12 November 2010
AGAPE Consultation: Budapest Call for Climate Justice A consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Europe organized by the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) in cooperation with churches in Hungary ended on Friday 12 November 2010 by adopting a "Budapest Call for Climate Justice". Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 12 November 2010
Welcoming address to the ACT Alliance Assembly Welcoming address to the ACT Alliance Assembly by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Arusha, Tanzania. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 20 October 2010
Sources and Resources of Indigenous Theologies Report of the Indigenous Theologians meeting in Geneva, October 2009 WCC Programmes Report 13 October 2010
To Be One Voice of Advocacy for Peace and Justice The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered a speech to the CCIA meeting in Tirana, Albania, 2-8 October 2010, in which he called on the churches to speak with "one voice of advocacy for peace and justice". General Secretary Lecture - Speech 04 October 2010
NGO Declaration on Climate Change & Human Rights Recommendations to the 3rd United Nations Human Rights Council's Social Forum by an international alliance of nongovernmental organizations WCC Programmes 01 October 2010
Letter to the UN secretary-general on Millenium Devolpment Goals General Secretary S 22 September 2010
Stand Up Against Poverty prayer service Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, 17 September 2010 WCC Programmes L 17 September 2010
Time for Creation prayer service This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations celebrating Time for Creation. WCC Programmes 11 August 2010
Condolence letter to the Pakistani president following the 2010 monsoon floods Grief over the many deaths and the devastation caused by recent floods in Pakistan, as well as appreciation for the relief work provided by the Diocese of Peshawar of the Church of Pakistan, was expressed by the WCC general secretary Tveit in a letter to the government. General Secretary Pastoral letter 05 August 2010
Condolence letter to the Church of Pakistan following the 2010 monsoon floods Grief over the many deaths and the devastation caused by recent floods in Pakistan, as well as appreciation for the relief work provided by the Diocese of Peshawar of the Church of Pakistan, was expressed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in a letter to the church. General Secretary Pastoral letter 05 August 2010
Open letter to government leaders and churches concerning Haiti General Secretary Statement: letter 17 June 2010
Statement on the Millenium Development Goals WCC Programmes S 15 June 2010
"Rich toward God", St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, June 6, 2010 General Secretary S 06 June 2010
UNAW Report 2009 Annex II: Speaker Presentations, Section B Climate Displaced Peoples Session, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Session, Colombia Session, Closing Keynote: theologian and activist Commission on International Affairs Report 14 May 2010
UNAW Report 2009 Annex III: Prayer Resources United Nations Advocacy Week Opening Prayer, Monday Morning Prayer: Climate Displaced Peoples, Tuesday Morning Prayer: Indigenous Peoples Rights, Wednesday Morning Prayer: Colombia, Thursday Morning Prayer, Closing Prayer Commission on International Affairs Liturgical text 14 May 2010
UNAW Report 2009 Annex II: Speaker Presentations, Section A Keynote II: Charge and Challenge to the Churches the Churches; Thematic Priority I: Climate Displaced Peoples. Commission on International Affairs Report 14 May 2010
Report: Churches Together to Transform the World The CCIA convened its 5th United Nations Advocacy Week (UNAW) on 15-20 November 2009 in New York City. Commission on International Affairs Report 14 May 2010
Sharing food - Sermon at the Ecumenical Centre morning prayers Sermon by Dr Rogate R. Mshana at the Monday morning prayer service at the Ecumenical Centre, 3 May 2010 Based on Mathew 14:13-14 WCC Programmes S 03 May 2010
Ecumenical declaration at World People's Conference on Climate Change This declaration, entitled "Listening to the cries of Mother Earth, was presented on Earth Day, 22 April 2010, at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia, by a coalition of ecumenical organizations including the WCC. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) M 22 April 2010
Recommendations after DRC human rights workshop Member church S 17 April 2010
Declaration of Commitment to human rights WCC Programmes S 17 April 2010
Thematic Address: Called to prophesy, reconcile and heal Thematic Address presented at the 13th Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 15 April 2010. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 April 2010
Launch of the ACT Alliance WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit held the sermon at the prayer service at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. General Secretary Sermon 24 March 2010
Launch of the ACT Alliance Speech of WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit at the formal launch celebrations of the ACT Alliance in Geneva. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 March 2010
Religious Leadership in Response to HIV Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at a Summit of High Level Religious Leaders on Religious Leadership in Response to HIV. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 23 March 2010
Letter to the president of Chile following the earthquake General Secretary Pastoral letter 02 March 2010
Minute on UNFCCC Conference of Parties - COP 15 in Copenhagen This minute on the UNFCCC Conference of Parties - COP 15 in Copenhagen has been adopted by the WCC's Executive committee during its meeting in Bossey, Switzerland, 23-26 February 2010. Executive committee S 26 February 2010
The Ecumenical Movement of the Cross Sermon for the service of installation of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit as general secretary of the World Council of Churches. Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Tuesday 23 February 2010 General Secretary S 24 February 2010
Letter on abductions in the Philippines General Secretary S 11 February 2010
Guidelines on Dialogue with People of Living Faiths and Ideologies In 1977 at a meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand a group of Christians representing many different ecclesiastical traditions drew up Guidelines on Dialogue. These guidelines serve as the basis of interreligious dialogue sponsored by the WCC and many churches around the world. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) P 01 February 2010
Haiti's foreign debt In this statement, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit calls for the immediate and unconditional cancellation of Haiti's foreign debt. General Secretary Statement: public statement 25 January 2010
Statement to COP15 / UN Climate Conference Copenhagen Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 15th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP15 - to the UNFCCC and the 5th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP5 Delivered on behalf of the World Council of Churches and its Ecumenical Partners WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 18 December 2009
Message to UNFCCC COP 15 negotiators Leaders of churches and international church organizations present in Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change Conference reiterate the Gospel message «Do not be afraid!» Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Message 15 December 2009
Bellringing liturgy by NCC Denmark This material was compiled by members of The National Council of Churches in Denmark Climate Change Working Group as an inspiration for congregations taking part in the international bellringing for climate justice on 13 December 2009. Other ecumenical bodies L 14 December 2009
Keynote address at lobby dinner in Copenhagen Keynote address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. Delivered 13 Dec. 2009 at a Lobby Dinner in Copenhagen hosted by the WCC, Dan Church Aid and APRODEV. Invited guests included UN negotiators, government and church officials. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 13 December 2009
Prayer service for climate justice This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations taking part in the international bellringing for climate justice on 13 December 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) L 24 November 2009
Christmas Message 2009 From the World Council of Churches general secretary General Secretary Message 16 November 2009
AGAPE Consultation: Chiang Mai Declaration Declaration from the consultation "Linking poverty, wealth and ecology: Asian-Pacific perspectives" in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 02-06 November 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 06 November 2009
Asia-Pacific Youth Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Statement from the Asia-Pacific Youth Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 02-03 November 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 05 November 2009
Asia-Pacific Indigenous Peoples' Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Statement from the Asia-Pacific Indigenous Peoples' Hearing at the AGAPE Consultation in Thailand, November 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) 05 November 2009
Asia-Pacific Women's Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Statement from the Asia-Pacific Women's Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 02-03 November 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 03 November 2009
The Nature and Mission of the Church - Presentation by Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos The NMC document is appreciated for its philosophical imagination, but it needs to be complimented with sociological and poetic imaginations where the text (the Word) takes on flesh and enters the realm of the pain and pathos that the poor and their earth endure, argues Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos. Commission on Faith and Order 13 October 2009
Religious Traditions Call To Climate Action "Our religions stand united in their call to care for the Earth and her peoples," representatives of faith communities around the world have said in a statement calling on world leaders attending the 22 September 2009 United Nations Summit on Climate Change " all people of Earth to accept the reality of the common danger we face, the imperative and responsibility for immediate and decisive action and the opportunity to change." Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 21 September 2009
To the members of the Greenland Dialogue Letter to the members of the Greenland Dialogue by WCC general secretary Kobia. General Secretary S 14 September 2009
Statement on just finance and the economy of life Central Committee S 02 September 2009
Report of the moderator This is the Report of the moderator t the WCC Central Committee, 2003 Central Committee R 02 September 2009
Diakonia & Development and Justice, Peace & Creation Membership of Commissions-Diakonia & Development and Justice, Peace & Creation Central Committee R 02 September 2009
The Current Economic Crisis, its causes, its impact and possible alternatives A lecture in honour of the late Rev. Joseph Wing given during the 33rd Assembly of The United Congregational Church of Southern Africa - UCCSA-24th August,2009, Molepolole, Botswana WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 24 August 2009
Message to the Churches of Honduras, Latin America-Caribbean, and the world International Ecumenical Peace Convocation M 07 August 2009
Ecclesial and Social Visions of Indigenous Peoples Consultation Report Around 35 theologians and leaders representing communities, churches and organizations of indigenous peoples in 16 countries in many parts of the world attended a consultation from 21-26 October, 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines. This consultation was called in response to a proposal by the Ninth General Assembly of the WCC to facilitate the theological contributions of indigenous peoples to enrich the life and work of the WCC. In solidarity with the struggles of the largest indigenous peoples' population in Asia, Baguio City in the Philippines was chosen as the context for this theological conversation. WCC Programmes R 24 June 2009
Report of the March 2009 CCIA meeting The second meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), following the 2006 Porto Alegre Assembly took place in Cuba from 15-20 March 2009. Commission on International Affairs R 19 June 2009
WCC Working Group on Climate Change meeting Twenty five participants from various regions of the world gathered in the Protestant Academy of Bad Boll, Germany, at the WCC Working Group meeting on climate change to strategize together towards and beyond Copenhagen. WCC Programmes R 09 June 2009
62nd World Health Assembly Civil society organizations and social movements from across the globe met in Geneva, on 15-16 May, 2009, at a Forum on Equity, Justice and Health, organized by Peoples Health Movement, Third World Network, and the World Council of Churches to share concerns and recommend actions that civil society views as being of critical importance for advances in global Health and health equity. Based on the discussions they presented to the WHO and member countries participating in the 62nd World Health Assembly some overarching concerns as well as specific recommendations on the two resolutions on Primary Health Care and Social Determinants of Health. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 16 May 2009
Pacific church leaders' statement The challenge of resettlement because of Climate Change was the focus of the Oikoumene Pasifika 2009, which took place in Nadi, Fiji in April 2009. Oikoumene Pasifika bring church leaders from the Pacific Conference of Churches to reflect together on crucial topics affecting the region. WCC staff contributed to this meeting with presentations on Ecumenism and climate change. Church leaders adopted the Moana declaration on "Our Oikos - a new consciousness on climate change and our call to action". Other ecumenical bodies S 24 April 2009
Statement on peace, security and development in South Asia Concerned by the alarming situation affecting the South Asian countries and its manifolding impacts on nurturing peace, security and development, and despite initiatives from different quarters of society and different national, diplomatic and ecumenical interventions, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), and the South Asian Councils of Churches (SACC) organised an international consultation on "Peace, Security and Development in South Asia", which was held at Whitefield, Bangalore from 30 March to 2 April 2009 . Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 02 April 2009
The Bangkok Declaration and Call Statement from the Global Ecumenical Conference on Justice for Dalits, March 21-24, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 02 April 2009
Letter to G20 countries on the current crisis Letter from the WCC general secretary to Gordon Brown and other G20 representatives and the United Nations. General Secretary 27 March 2009
For a new economic and social model Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) 02 February 2009
UNAW Report 2008 Annex IV: Prayer resources Climate change Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) Human rights Migration Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace United Nations Commission on International Affairs Liturgical text 23 January 2009
UNAW Report 2008 Annex II United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 speaker presentations: Our Common Strategic Global Ecumenical Advocacy, Public Witness Advocacy, Human Rights, Climate Change Commission on International Affairs Report 23 January 2009
UNAW 2008 Report The United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 Report is a reminder of what was discussed and experienced at the UNAW and one of the key instruments to be used in local and global advocacy work. Commission on International Affairs Report 23 January 2009
UNAW Report 2008 Annex III United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 speaker presentations: Migration, WCC UN reception address: Nicaraguan ambassador H.E. Maria Rubiales de Chamorro, UNAW closing high-level address: Assistant Secretary-General Dr Robert Or Commission on Faith and Order Report 23 January 2009
Climate Change: Take Action Now! A guide published by the Alliance of Youth CEOs and UNICEF together with UN and NGO partners to support local actions of children and young people, with special emphasis on girls and young women and guidance on child participation. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2009
Statement to COP14 / UN Climate Conference Poznań Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP14 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). WCC Programmes 12 December 2008
Statement on the Doha Outcome Document Radical changes and tangible commitments from world leaders are needed if an equitable and sustainable global economic system is to be built, says an ecumenical delegation attending a UN conference on financing for development 29 November-02 December 2008. WCC Programmes S 29 November 2008
WCC United Nations Advocacy week Opening address by Rev. Dr Michael Kinnamon Member church Lecture - Speech 17 November 2008
Statement on the global financial crisis General Secretary S 14 November 2008
Joint call on Zimbabwean leaders Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 14 November 2008
Theological Education for Holistic Healing Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) B 06 November 2008
Statement from the International Consultation on the Ecclesial and Social Visions of the Indigenous Peoples Statement of solidarity with the indigenous peoples and condemnation of the enforced disappearance of James Balao WCC Programmes S 26 October 2008
World Food Day 2008 WCC General Secretary's Statement on the Global Food Crisis on the occasion of World Food Day - 16 October 2008 General Secretary S 16 October 2008
Letter to the churches in Iraq General Secretary S 14 October 2008
AGAPE Consultation: Guatemala Declaration Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 10 October 2008
AGAPE Consultation: Guatemala indigenous peoples' statement Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 07 October 2008
AGAPE Consultation: Guatemala womens' statement Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 07 October 2008
AGAPE Consultation: Guatemala youth statement Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 07 October 2008
Minute on health for all This minute on the 30th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration which called for "health for all" was approved by consensus by the WCC executive committee in Luebeck, September 2008. Executive committee M 26 September 2008
Peace in the Market Place Paper presented at the AGAPE Reference Group meeting, 26 June 2008 WCC Programmes 26 June 2008
Message to the LWF Council meeting in Tanzania General Secretary M 24 June 2008
The challenge of imperial globalization to theological education - Dr. Ulrich Duchrow WCC Programmes L 06 June 2008
Food and faith General Secretary S 05 June 2008
The Changing Ecclesial Context: Impact of Migration on Living Together WCC Programmes S 16 April 2008
Minute on our religious imperative to foster sensitivity and reconciliation in shifting society Central Committee S 20 February 2008
Minute on global warming and climate change Central Committee S 20 February 2008
WCC and new and emerging technologies The author of this e-book, Dr Gregor Wolbring is a member of CAC/ISO - Canadian Advisory Committees for the International Organization for Standardization, section TC229 Nanotechnologies; a former member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; a Disabled People's International Bioethics Taskforce Chair; a biochemist, health researcher, and a researcher on ethics, sociology and governance of emerging technology researcher, and disability/ability studies. This e-book is not an official WCC publication but a discussion paper. WCC Programmes S 01 January 2008
Statement to COP13 / UN Climate Conference Bali Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP13 to the UNFCCC 3rd Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP3 WCC Programmes S 14 December 2007
Letter to the President of Brazil, Lui­s Inacio Lula da Silva Letter of appeal to the President of Brazil, Lui­s Inacio Lula da Silva, inspired by his message to the 9th Assembly of the WCC, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14-23 February 2006, which strongly affirmed the role of the WCC and the need to continue together our journey in the path of social justice and the quest for human dignity. General Secretary Statement: letter 13 December 2007
Contact Magazine Nr 185 HIV and AIDS treatment: Faith-based organizations (FBOs) get involved. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 01 December 2007
Dar es Salaam Statement on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Statement by the Alternative Globalisation Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) Consultation on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology: Africa Ecumenical Perspectives 07-09 November 2007, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania WCC Programmes S 09 November 2007
Report on the African Ecumenical Consultation on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology WCC Programmes R 09 November 2007
Voices from Dar Es Salaam Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007. WCC Programmes A 06 November 2007
African Women's Statement on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology We, African women of faith, church leaders, theologians and activists, enriched by contributions from our sisters from Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America, have gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 05-06 November 2007 to analyse the links between poverty, wealth and ecology in Africa, in deepening study and theological reflection on neoliberal economic globalisation, as part of the Alternative Globalisation addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process. WCC Programmes S 06 November 2007
For an "Ubuntu" experience in global economy Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007. WCC Programmes A 05 November 2007
Homily at the final ceremony of "A world without violence" in Naples A homily by REv. Dr Samuel Kobia at the concluding ceremony of the interfaith dialogue "A world without violence" in Naples, October 2007. General Secretary L 23 October 2007
The study process on poverty, wealth and ecological debt The purpose of this paper is to spell out a framework for the proposed study and its envisaged outcomes for use of staff, researchers and the World Council of Churches (WCC) Reference Group on poverty, wealth and ecology. At the 9th General Assembly of the WCC held in Porto Alegre in 2006, it was proposed during the Ecumenical Conversation that had focused on "the scandal of poverty" that churches and partners in the ecumenical movement embark on such a study process to address the dearth of reflections and analysis on wealth and how wealth creation is related to poverty and ecology. WCC Programmes B 01 October 2007
Statement on the 10th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol 10 years after the Kyoto Protocol, the executive committee of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, 25-28 September 2007, affirms the basic thrust of the UNFCCC to provide an instrument for a significant reduction of greenhouse gases in order to mitigate human-induced climate change. Executive committee S 28 September 2007
Letter to the Pacific Conference of Churches' Assembly General Secretary P 30 August 2007
Poverty, Wealth and Ecology viewed from African Feminist Christian Political and Economic Ethics This essay engages in socio-ethical analyses of the interconnectedness and relatedness of poverty, wealth, ecology, economy and injustices in Africa, particularly South Africa. Poverty and wealth cannot be understood in isolation from the socio-political, ecological, economic, historical and geo-spatial contexts in which they exist and are encountered. They require urgent attention in the articulation of the Christian faith and praxis in our contemporary society as it poses a lot of challenges for many, particularly women. This implies that theological and ethical reflections must be located in the actual lives of African communities and the earth, in order to understand how they deny or enhance the lives of humanity and that of the earth. WCC Programmes S 27 June 2007
Meeting of the Reference Group on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Meeting of the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Alternative Globalisation Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) Reference Group on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology (PWE): Impact of Economic Globalization (P306) 25-26 June 2007 Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland Synthesis of Discussions WCC Programmes B 27 June 2007
Religious leaders conference, Cologne Speech on "Enhancing Life in Dignity for the Poor" by Rev. Samuel Kobia General Secretary Lecture - Speech 05 June 2007
Church role in secularized societies Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, at Meeting with representatives of the Estonian Council of Churches, in Tallinn, Estonia, 1 June 2007. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 01 June 2007
Statement of the Conference "Churches for Water in Africa" WCC Programmes 25 May 2007
Viva_Programme_Portfolio Tools to engage and equip people and civil society to help children. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2007
Child participation reference guide An introduction to child participation, published by World Vision. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2007
WCC statement on the execution of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein General Secretary S 30 December 2006
Interfaith conference Other ecumenical bodies S 02 December 2006
The interactive relationship between spiritual formation and social concern Panel at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary (TTCS), 24 November 2006, by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 November 2006
Lukas Vischer 80th birthday General Secretary P 23 November 2006
Ecumenism in the 21st century Lecture at Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, on 17 November 2006, by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 November 2006
Environmental Justice for All Central Committee S 17 November 2006
Climate justice for all WCC Programmes S 17 November 2006
Message of condolences following the assassination of pastors of the Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 06 November 2006
South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) General Secretary S 26 October 2006
Congratulations to Muhammad Yunus General Secretary P 16 October 2006
Punishing the victims of persecution: Churches speak out on detention Central Committee S 05 October 2006
Joint Report of the Programme and Policy Reference Committees (adopted) Central Committee R 06 September 2006
Churches' Compassionate Response to HIV and AIDS Central Committee R 06 September 2006
Just Trade Central Committee S 06 September 2006
UNGASS survey report Review and appraisal of the progress made towards the implementation of the UNGASS declaration of commitment to combating HIV/AIDS and WCC workplace policy by the churches (August 2006) WCC Programmes Report 15 August 2006
Contact Magazine Nr 182 Several articles from Contact primarily dedicated to the problem of HIV/AIDS. WCC Programmes Article - News item 01 August 2006
Congo elections General Secretary Message 24 July 2006
Message of solidarity with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem General Secretary S 22 July 2006
CCA workshop, Seoul, Korea EDAN-CCA workshop on Asian ecumenical process on life and peace for people with disability WCC Programmes Report 13 June 2006
AGAPE follow-up WCC Programmes R 09 June 2006
Expression of sympathy following the earthquake in Yogyakarta 29 May 2006
Statement on Sudan Executive committee A 19 May 2006
Expression of concern at the increase of incidences of violence Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 18 May 2006
The Right to Education in Pakistan Central Committee S 21 April 2006
Question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Central Committee S 21 April 2006
World Health Day service Order of service for morning prayers at the Ecumenical Centre, focusing on health workers and the congregations' role in providing health and healing. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 07 April 2006
United Methodist Church (Global AIDS fund) Other ecumenical bodies S 07 April 2006
United Methodist Church (Drugs & HIV/AIDS) Other ecumenical bodies S 07 April 2006
World YMCA Other ecumenical bodies S 02 April 2006
Congratulations on election to the presidency General Secretary S 21 March 2006
"Spiritual reflections on trade", Atle Sommerfeldt WCC Programmes B 14 March 2006
The situation of human rights in Papua, Indonesia Central Committee R 09 March 2006
Philippines General Secretary S 07 March 2006
The human rights situation in Papua, Indonesia Central Committee S 03 March 2006
Statement on UN Reform Central Committee R 24 February 2006
Message from the World Council of Churches to the Churches in Uganda General Secretary M 23 February 2006
Statement on Latin America Central Committee A 23 February 2006
Minute on Mutual Respect, Responsibility and Dialogue with People of other Faiths Central Committee S 23 February 2006
5. Statement on water for life Assembly 23 February 2006
Message of support in the search for peace General Secretary M 20 February 2006
Changing social and economic context (Ecumenical conversations) "Changing social and economic context" : Poverty threatens life and human dignity. It is not a destiny, but the very result of the methods and structures of wealth creation and distribution of wealth in individual societies and worldwide. Inequality increases not by accident, but by the way economic and political processes are structured and function. Poverty undermines the very basis of life of billions of children, women and men who are denied not only the benefits of growing wealth, but even of access to basic necessities of life. Assembly Background document 16 February 2006
Changing ecclesial and ecumenical context (Ecumenical conversations) "Changing ecclesial and ecumenical context" : The WCC's Common Understanding and Vision process offers a coherent and challenging vision: a broad fellowship of churches, committed and accountable to one another, seeking visible unity in their life and witness today. Assembly B 16 February 2006
Yashpal Tandon presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006
Wolfgang Huber presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006
Vsevolod Chaplin presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006
Veronica Araújo presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006
Teruango Beneteri presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006
Nancy Cardoso presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006
International Labour Organization Intervention by Juan Somavia, director-general of the Internationa Labour Organization (ILO), during the Assembly Plenary on economic justice Assembly Message 14 February 2006
Alternative globalization addressing people and earth - AGAPE "Alternative globalization addressing people and earth - A call to love and action" : Prepared by the WCC commission for Justice, Peace and Creation, this call "to love and action" invites the churches to act together for transformation of economic injustice and to continue analyzing and reflecting on challenges of economic globalization and the link between wealth and poverty. Assembly R 14 February 2006
A pastoral and educational response to sexual harassment "When Christian solidarity is broken" : This pastoral and educational response to sexual harassment was prepared for use within the WCC community, including its staff and participants at ecumenical gatherings. Assembly R 14 February 2006
Water of Life - An invitation to participate the Ecumenical Water Network This brochure is produced by the Justice, Peace, Creation Team of the World Council of Churches to highlight the work on water concerns by many of the WCC member churches and ecumenical partners who have formed together the Ecumenical Water Network. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2006
Towards a policy on HIV/AIDS WCC Programmes P 01 January 2006
Learning about HIV and AIDS A basic manual for pastors and teachers WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2006
Into the sunshine This book contains various scholarly papers tackling the issue of ethics vs. HIV/AIDS from medical, philosophical and theological perspectives. It also contains modules for teaching ethics within the HIV and AIDS contexts. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 01 January 2006
World Trade Game The World Trade Game was initially developed in the 1990s by Action Aid, the global anti-poverty development organization. Its strength is its simplicity. Six groups of players represent two rich, two middle-income and two poor countries and each group has different resources and technological potential. National resources are represented as paper whilst technology becomes scissors, pens, rulers, etc. They manufacture shapes from paper, trade the shapes for money through a commodity trader and may also trade amongst themselves in raw materials (paper), technology (scissors, ruler, etc), skills and labour. WCC Programmes B 01 January 2006
Participating in God's Mission of Reconciliation - A Resource for Churches in Situations of Conflict This text (Faith and Order Paper no. 201) results from the study on Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and the Search for the Unity of the Church done by Faith and Order with the collaboration of the WCC's Justice, Peace and Creation team. It offers resources for churches in situations of tension or conflict, especially where ethnic and national tensions are major factors, and suggests how Christian unity can further the churches' witness for reconciliation and justice. Commission on Faith and Order 31 December 2005
30th anniversary of the Permanent Assembly on Human Rights (APDH) Letter to the Presidents of the APDH and members of the Board and Presidium WCC Programmes Statement: letter 15 December 2005
On the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol 09 December 2005
Montreal UN Climate Change Conference WCC Programmes R 09 December 2005
Statement to COP 11 and COP/MOP 1 WCC Programmes S 09 December 2005
Call for the Release of Peace Workers in Iraq Commission on International Affairs S 05 December 2005
A Spiritual Declaration on Climate Change Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 04 December 2005
Ecumenical Water Network - Africa Water for Life WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 11 November 2005
Towards the realization of economic and political union of Kenya, Tanzania General Secretary S 07 November 2005
Message of sympathy on the tragedy of the 8th October earthquake in General Secretary S 10 October 2005
Political developments in Ethiopia General Secretary S 06 October 2005
Theological Consultation on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme Commission on International Affairs L 28 September 2005
Respect for people and nature General Secretary M 27 September 2005
Respect for people and nature General Secretary M 27 September 2005
Statement on Haiti Executive committee S 16 September 2005
Statement on Haiti Executive committee S 16 September 2005
United Nations World Summit General Secretary S 07 September 2005
Expression of compassion with all the victims of Hurricane Katrina Central Committee M 01 September 2005
Background Information to Evaluate the Gaza Pullout Commission on International Affairs B 22 August 2005
On climate change WCC Programmes M 12 August 2005
Religion in global society Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, at the international conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews, Chicago, 24-27 July 2005 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 July 2005
Expression of concern for state of crisis in Bolivia General Secretary S 03 June 2005
Affirming human dignity, rights of peoples and the integrity of creation - Rwanda, 2004 As part of the WCC's work on the Decade , this theological consultation, organized by WCC Faith and Order in Kigali, Rwanda (4-9 December 2004), was an attempt to discern what human dignity, rights of peoples and the integrity of creation mean for churches and the ecumenical movement as they attempt to counter the reality of massive abuse and destruction of life and its legitimization in the world today. It was also an attempt to do theology informed by the perspectives and experiences of the victims of violence. Commission on Faith and Order 01 June 2005
WCC appeals to Libyan leader for clemency General Secretary S 24 May 2005
Pastoral Letter to the G8 General Secretary S 20 May 2005
PLEN 14 May - Kiribati The presentation by the Rev. Dr Pepine Iosua focuses on how people in Kiribati understand and struggle with the impacts of climate change, especially "sea rise", on the pacific understanding of the creation understanding, and what the reconciling and healing mission of God to these people and to the world at large is. Member church Lecture - Speech 14 May 2005
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Indonesia-West Papua Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) A 22 April 2005
Water as a human right and a public good Declaration by the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches of Brazil and Switzerland Other ecumenical bodies Statement: public statement 22 April 2005
Memorandum to the UN secrtary-general General Secretary S 21 April 2005
"In Larger Freedom" High-Level Panel Report on Threats, Challenges and General Secretary S 21 April 2005
Concern about presidential elections General Secretary S 21 April 2005
Moscow international conference Other ecumenical bodies S 19 April 2005
Christian leaders demand change in international trade rules Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 13 April 2005
Ecumenical Mission to Togo Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 03 April 2005
The WCC concern for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation Presentation by Peter Weiderud, Director, CCIA, at the Advocacy Days of the churches in the United States, Washington D.C. Commission on International Affairs Lecture - Speech 12 March 2005
AGAPE background document WCC Programmes B 01 March 2005
PLEN 1.1 Otin Taai(1) Declaration. The Pacific Churches' Consultation on Climate Change" (March 2004) Central Committee R 22 February 2005
Statement on the Iraq Crisis: Enhancing Peace, Accountability and the Rule Central Committee A 22 February 2005
Practising hospitality in an era of new forms of migration Central Committee A 22 February 2005
Prayer related to SDG13 Climate Action On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into effect as international law. On that occasion, Pacific Church leaders led worship at the WCC Central Committee meeting including use of the following prayer (excerpts). WCC Programmes Liturgical text 16 February 2005
Cooperation in the Field of Diakonia and Development Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 07 February 2005
Ecumenical presence at the World Social Forum 2005 WCC Programmes R 30 January 2005
Peace process in Sudan General Secretary S 24 January 2005
The signing of the historic peace agreement between the Government of Central Committee M 17 January 2005
Seminar on UN Reform and Civil Society, Stockholm, Sweden Commission on International Affairs L 15 January 2005
Partnerships between churches and people living with HIV/AIDS organizations Guidelines (working document) 2005 WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2005
Working with people living with HIV/AIDS organizations This document has been written to accompany World Council of Churches, Partnerships between Churches and People Living with HIV/AIDS Organizations: Guidelines, (2005). Whereas the partnership document explores the question of why churches should work with People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) organizations and networks, this document has a focus on how churches may work with PLWHA organizations and networks. For example: What issues do you need to think about? What are the needs of PLWHA? How should you interact PLWHA? It is hoped that this document of practical suggestions will assist in helping make partnerships functional and effective. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005
Working with people living with HIV/AIDS organizations WCC Programmes B 01 January 2005
Ukimwi Ni Nini Learning about AIDS WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005
Sida, Koyeba, Koyebisa Learning about AIDS WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005
Youth manual on anti-stigma messages This manual will help youth to strengthen their capacities and increase their knowledge in the area of HIV, to make use of testimonies of their HIV+ brothers and sisters in order to be personally and collectively involved in the drawing up of programmes and projects to counteract the crisis. WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2005
Ny Fanambin'ny Fiangonana The challenges of the churches WCC Programmes Report 01 January 2005
Climate Change The Climate Change Programme of the World Council of Churches is coordinated by Dr. David Hallman (Canada). This booklet is a collection of some of his recent contributions and other key texts that were developed by the WCC Working Group on Climate Change under his leadership. We want to express our sincere gratitude to David for his extraordinary skills, the energy and time he has dedicated to this programme. We also add a statement on Climte Change by HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I. WCC Programmes B 01 January 2005
Listening with love This book is designed for all those Christians who are called to help people cope with HIV/AIDS. Step by step, it introduces us to the basic medical facts, and guides us through practical, loving approaches that enable us to empathize and communicate with those whose lives have been transformed by the disease. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005
Integrating HIV/AIDS into the ethics curriculum This book contains modules for teaching ethics within the HIV and AIDS contexts. The modules deal with the subject of prevention, quality care, stigmatisation and gender. WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2005
AIDS-related stigma This paper's primary aim has been to explore the kind of cultural and theological beliefs that have served to justify the continued existence of power relations that precipitate AIDS-related stigma. It also aims to encourage readers to identify the mechanisms by which institutions draw on those beliefs to justify this. WCC Programmes Article - News item 01 January 2005
Responses of the churches to HIV and AIDS in South Africa The purpose of this study initiated by WCC/EHAIA is to review the responses of the churches to HIV and AIDS in South Africa within the context of the country and its peoples. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005
Epidemiological Data of some Western African countries This booklet presents a simple and concise picture of the HIV/AIDS situation in West African countries and its related political, socio-demographic and cultural determinants. WCC Programmes Report 01 January 2005
Water: preservation, responsible management, equitable distribution Dr Rogate R. Mshana, WCC programme executive for JPC/Economic Justice, presents an ecumenical perspective WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 01 January 2005
Partnerships between churches and people living with HIV/AIDS organizations Guidelines (working document) 2005 WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2005
Pastoral Message to the World Council of Churches member churches in General Secretary P 31 December 2004
Cairo declaration Other ecumenical bodies S 13 December 2004
Latin American churches and organizations Other ecumenical bodies S 01 December 2004
Condolences on the death of President Yasser Arafat Commission on International Affairs T 11 November 2004
Moving beyond Kyoto WCC Programmes P 10 November 2004
Globalization and disability WCC Programmes 06 November 2004
Persons with disabilites and globalization - the case of youth WCC Programmes 06 November 2004
Disability and economic globalization WCC Programmes 06 November 2004
Disability and globalization, Johannesburg, South Africa WCC Programmes 06 November 2004
NEPAD WCC Programmes 05 November 2004
Statement by the WCC, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 22 October 2004
Joint Statement on Development and Related Economic Policy Issues General Secretary S 22 October 2004
WCC-IMF-WB high-level encounter WCC Programmes R 22 October 2004
Common ground and differences of view between the Bretton Woods Institutions (IMF and World Bank) and the WCC WCC Programmes P 22 October 2004
Millennium development goals in Africa WCC Programmes B 18 October 2004
Declaration from Woudschoten WCC Programmes B 08 October 2004
United Evangelical Mission Other ecumenical bodies S 01 October 2004
Russian Orthodox Church Other ecumenical bodies S 01 October 2004
The economy of communion and justice: a suggestion Presentation at the Focolare convention, Castelgandolfo, Rome, Italy 9-12 September, 2004. WCC Programmes L 12 September 2004
Ecumenical Message to the Leaders of the Church in Sudan Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 04 September 2004
Statement on Korea Executive committee S 27 August 2004
Minute on Zimbabwe Executive committee S 27 August 2004
Expression of sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Charley Commission on International Affairs S 26 August 2004